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Back to Basics
November 17, 2016

Back to Basics

Thanks to satellite navigation and electronic instrumentation, the mariners of today live in privileged times. You could easily say that there is a genuine over-reliance on GPS and Chartplotters. Indeed there are now many examples of people’s blind faith in the system, careless plotting at the wrong magnification and inability to read the instructions or clarify what certain terms mean, like ‘No information available’. So when things go wrong at sea, which they always do, it’s important to be able to navigate using some of the more traditional methods.

 
Know your insurance
November 15, 2016

Know your insurance

It might seem like a very simple thing to say, but honestly, how well do you know it? Some may well not even know who has underwritten the policy, and the only contact they have is their broker. There are many reasons you should know all you can about your cover. Chief amongst them is the value over it. Most are market price, or a like replacement vessel. Only one has an Agreed Fixed Value and no deductions from that number in the event of total loss.

 

 
Boats returning or lining up for weigh station © John Curnow
November 15, 2016

Game Fishing - In for the big one

2016 saw Pantaenius become a primary partner of the NSW Game Fishing Association’s annual Interclub Tournament. It is a huge event, with over 150 vessels of varying sizes tracking down almost as many type of species under both tag and release, as well as capture.

 
Copyright: John Curnow
November 14, 2016

Royal Motor Yacht Club - Here with you

In just the last, short, little while, Pantaenius Australia has come on board with the glorious Royal Motor Yacht Club on Pittwater. In typical style, the crew very quickly matched their commitment with true presence, by setting up the trailer and display for the club’s annual Timber Boat Festival in early November.

 
Sail Port Stephens
November 14, 2016

Sail Port Stephens - 5/10 is way better than 50%

Pantaenius is returning once more as sponsor for the ever-increasing Sail Port Stephens regatta. This was the very first event that the great global insurer’s then new Australian office got behind. Five years on, and not only are the Pantaenius course marks and RIB very well known, the post-racing gathering on the balcony of Broughton’s on the Bay is set to become another landmark.

 
Not heading to, going around…
August 17, 2016

Not heading to, going around…

Both Jamie MacPhail and Maike Muth from Pantaenius are off to be a part of the record fleet at Hamilton Island. The contrasts for these two sailors could not be more significant.

 
Pantaenius is thinking of the shore crew - Air and land at Airlie Beach
August 09, 2016

Pantaenius is thinking of the shore crew - Air and land at Airlie Beach

The Editor of an airline magazine had laid down the challenge. “Is there a story about Airlie Beach that steers away from boats?” Wow. That was going to be a tough one. Local friends and travel agents also had puzzled looks on their faces. Almost universally they chimed in with, “You do know this is Airlie Beach, right?”

 
We’ll be there! Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2016
May 13, 2016

We’ll be there! Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2016

Are you going to the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show? So are we. In fact, the team that knows boats will almost appear to be mirrored. How so? Well, we have a home for the event on both the pontoon and inside the superyacht hall. This means you can come and talk about your boat with any of the Pantaenius crew.

 
Pantaenius – Proud Sponsor
May 12, 2016

Pantaenius – Proud Sponsor

Pantaenius proudly supports many yacht racing and sports fishing events. The Sydney Game Fishing Club in Watsons Bay joins the NSW Game Fishing Association’s Interclub Championship as one of Pantaenius’ latest community activities. Not only do these events help the fishermen, they help the fish too! They are one of the most crucial elements in the scientific research arena and also in the setting of sustainable quotas.

 
2016 NSWGFA Interclub Championship - Close is more than deep enough for some.
March 21, 2016

2016 NSWGFA Interclub Championship - Close is more than deep enough for some.

As the sun finishes its day low behind the Nelson Bay marina, many a soul gathers above the rocks at the weigh station. They could be local, from nearby or way farther afield and it is definitely not a sense of the macabre that draws them in. Rather, it is fascination and wonder, because for the sweeping majority, this is as close as they will ever get to Mother Nature’s marvels of the deep.